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Sodium cuts only work on level playing field: law expert
February 13, 2012, United States - If consumers are not demanding lower-sodium products, and the government does not mandate reductions, the food industry has "no incentive to be at the forefront of change," according to one legal expert. | READ MORE

Study identifies weakest links in food safety
February 10, 2012, Toronto - The weakest links in food safety are found closest to the plates of Canadian diners, according to a Conference Board of Canada report, released on the second day of the Canadian Food Summit 2012.

Chocolate takes the spotlight at Intersuc
February 10, 2012, Paris - The Intsersuc exhibition will be a major event on this year's chocolate and confectionery calendar, encouraging and rewarding the creativity of industry professionals as they compete for top honours.

Bagel lovers tell all on National Bagel Day
February 9, 2012, Toronto - Six out of 10 Canadians eat bagels on a regular basis with nearly a quarter eating these circular delicacies daily or several times a week, Dempster's Bagel Barometer reports. 

Panera to expand table service, drive-thrus
February 9, 2012, St. Louis, MO - Panera Bread Co. will expand a test of table service and drive-thrus this year, company executives report. | READ MORE

Industry backs EU move against child labour
February 8, 2012, Brussels - The chocolate and cocoa industry has backed a European Union (EU) resolution to tackle child labour in cocoa production and warns children may still have produced cocoa that is 100 per cent certified. | READ MORE

Trans fat rules rejected as burden on food industry
February 7, 2012, Ottawa - Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq is standing firm on taking a voluntary approach with the food industry on trans fat, even though newly released documents show her department was ready to impose regulations in 2009. | READ MORE

New international food irradiation standard
February 7, 2012, Canada - A series of packaging and processing requirements, designed to manage food irradiation processes, have been outlined in a new international standard aimed at ensuring food quality and safety. | READ MORE

Slavery-free chocolate fundraiser
February 6, 2012, Anti-human trafficking organization [free-them] has partnered with the Alliance Against Modern Slavery (AAMS) and ChocoSol Traders to raise funds to end slavery through the sale of slavery-free chocolate.

Tax 'toxic' sugar, doctors urge
February 3, 2012, United States - Sugar is so toxic that it should be taxed and slapped with regulations like alcohol, some U.S. researchers urge. | READ MORE

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